Back Mountain Memorial Library


A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863

Annual Dallas Lions Club Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 25 ~ 9:30am

Registration 9:00am

At the Newberry Estate Golf Course
Off Pioneer Ave in Dallas


Join the Dallas Lions Club for 18 rounds of golf and a luncheon at The Appletree Terrace in Newberry Estates!

Profit to benefit the Back Mountain Memorial Library. Registration forms available at the front desk.


Type of Play: Captain and Crew (Use the Best Ball)

18 Holes of Golf Plus Lunch at the Appletree Terrace: $50.00

Additional $8.00 Per Person for a Cart. Carts are limited; you must reserve and pay in advance.

Price for Non-Golfers who attend the Luncheon at 11:30am: $35.00.

(Fees for Residents and Members is $35.00.)

Designer Bag Bingo
Sunday, October 9 ~ Dallas High School
Doors Open: 11:30am
Bingo Starts: 1:00pm
Join us at the Dallas High School for a fun and exciting night of Designer Bag Bingo. In addition to the bingo games, we will be holding a bake sale, basket raffle, and everyone will have a chance at winning one of our door prizes! Donations include 3 bingo cards for 20 games, extra cards will be available for purchase at the door.
Presale tickets may be purchased at the library for $20.00.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.00
Table reservation can be made for parties of 8 or more.
Call or come in to the library to reserve a table or to purchase a ticket.
You can also contact Karen at (570) 417-2083,
or Suzanne at (570) 301-4778.
Follow our Facebook event page for news and updates.
Yoga Class
Mondays ~ 6:30pm
September 12 ~ October 24
The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning September 12. The class costs $70.00, due at time of registration.
Come in to the library to register. Class size is limited.
Back Mountain Memorial Library
Farmers' Market
Saturdays ~ 9:00am - 2:00pm
New, earlier starting date!
July 9 - October 8
Dallas Elementary School on Hildebrandt Road
Ample Parking and Easy Handicap Access
Stop in to the Farmers' Market for a wide selection of locally grown produce, as well as artisanal breads and baked goods, locally sourced honey, and many other fine products from local farmers!
The Farmers' Market is on Facebook! Click on the link to follow their page!
Color Therapy
Fridays ~ September 16 and 30
11:00am ~ 12:00pm
Call or come in to register.
Join us for a relaxing session of coloring. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Bring your own coloring book and supplies, or you may use the supplies that will be available.

Mining Disasters of the Wyoming Valley

October 12 ~ 7:00pm

Call or come in to register.


This program tells the tragic story of the workers on whose backs the anthracite industry was built. Drawing on a family history of coal mining and archival photographs from several historical societies, Bryan Glahn captures the daily struggle of the men and boys who ventured below the earth to find anthracite to power a nation. His talk will feature extensive photographs and information on the Avondale Fire, Twin Shaft Cave-in, Baltimore Tunnel Explosion, and Knox Mine Disaster, as well as information on the dangers of anthracite mining and its social, emotional, and physical impact on the Wyoming Valley.

2016 Fall Story Times
Registration: Tuesday, October 4
Call the library to register after 9:30am.
See the Children's Room Page
for more information.
Events and Fundraisers
Paint And Sip
October 19 ~ 6:00pm
Bountiful Gifts
2613 Memorial Highway, Dallas
Cost: $40.00 Due at time of reservation.
Space is limited.
Rita Busch has graciously agreed to host this fun filled night of painting our own Picassos. She will be suppling the canvas, paint, and professional painting instructions. No artistic ability is required! You'll be amazed at the art you will create.
Bring your own refreshments; be it wine, soft drinks, snacks, or paper products. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the library.
Send your reservations and check made out to the Back Mountain Memorial Library by October 14, please put "Paint and Sip" in the memo. You can also call or come in to the library to make a reservation. We can accept cash, check or credit card.
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.


Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!
Click on the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Photography by Bepa Studio

September 2016


Local photographer, Michele Geiser, owner of Bepa Studio is the featured artist for September’s Art Wall. This is Michele’s second showing at the Library, having had a display last December. This month’s display will consist of Michele’s black and white “Classic” collection.


Michele, who always loved art as a child, discovered her talent for photography two years ago and has been shooting ever since. She gives thanks to God for her artistic talent and has even named her studio Bepa which is a Russian translation for “faith”.

Michele and her husband, Ray, live in Shavertown. Although she is a busy mother of two daughters and proud grandmother of two granddaughters, she still finds time to capture nature through her stunning photographs!


You may also view more of Michele’s photos at her website:
Display Case

Camel Collection

by Vicki Oman


Vicki Oman of Berwick will be displaying her collection of camel figurines in our display case this September.

Oman has been collecting camels for twenty years and currently has about 300 camels in her collection. “One of my girlfriends gave me a camel for my birthday,” Oman explained. “From that day on I decided to collect them. So whether I am travelling or shopping localy, I look for camels to add.”

Oman’s camels come from across the country and around the world. “I have camels from Dubai, New York, California, and various other places.” Asked which pieces are her favorites, she replied, “I have to say all my pieces are my favorites!”

Pieces in Oman’s camel collection include a camel lamp, shoes, a purse, mugs, a seat, a wind chime, salt & pepper shakers, and “of course various sizes and shapes of camels.”

Continuing Programs
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Tuesdays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Download the free app, Axis360, to your eReader from the "App Zone" on the Magic Wall.
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a Magic Wall account by clicking on Login, then on My Account.
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.
If you have any problems downloading the Axis360 app to your device,
please feel free to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
2016 Summer Story Times Registration
Tuesday, June 7
Please call the library after 9:30am to register.
See the Children's Room page for more information.
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

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